Farewell, Leonard Cohen

The influential singer-songwriter has died at the age of 82, according to his official Facebook page. A memorial is being planned in Los Angeles.

We can hardly believe it, too. Leonard Cohen, the legendary Canadian musician, artist, and writer who was a favorite of many on the SF Weekly staff, is dead, his Facebook page announced Thursday evening.

“It is with profound sorrow we report that legendary poet, songwriter and artist, Leonard Cohen has passed away,” the post reads. “We have lost one of music’s most revered and prolific visionaries.  A memorial will take place in Los Angeles at a later date. The family requests privacy during their time of grief.”

Raise a toast to Leonard as you listen to a few of his most memorable tracks here:


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